Down East man charged in Marshallberg shooting

Richard Keith White III (Carteret County Sheriff's Office photo)

BEAUFORT, Carteret County - The Carteret County Sheriff's Office arrested a man late Tuesday night and charged him in a shooting in Marshallberg.

Richard Keith White III, 34, of 192 Polly Way Lane in Marshallberg was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $50,000 bond. His first court appearance is Wednesday morning.

In a press release from Chief Detective Major Jason A. Wank, officials responded to the shooting just after 8:30 p.m. at Marshallberg Park. Michael Neal, 34, was shot in the upper leg. Witnesses said the two men got into an argument, resulting in the victim being shot by White. Deputies recovered a 357-revolver handgun near the scene.

Neal was transported to Carteret Health Care and then was airlifted by helicopter to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.